Saturday, December 4, 2010

Flora Gayle- wool longies and soakers (review and giveaway)

Flora Gayle is a wonderful etsy shop, owned by Amanda, and has beautiful recycled wool longies, soakers, and unique fabric necklaces. What drew me to her store was her gorgeous soakers but after talking with her more I knew what a great company she has. Amanda's husband has been serving in Iraq, and I can't help but feel good knowing that when you buy a soaker from her, you are supporting a military family! But back to her wool, they are truly one of a kind!

See what I mean? However when it come to cloth diapers, it doesn't matter how cute it is if it doesn't work! Function is key especially with a diaper cover. Wool is known for its benefits with cloth diapering. It is highly absorbent, leak proof, breathable, and all natural. I find that a good fitted with a wool soaker is bulletproof for night time diapering. There is no way I could do it without wool! I think it is safe to say I am a bit obsessed with all things wool. Especially cashmere! So when Amanda generously sent me a pair of cashmere longies I was over the moon! Cashmere is the softest material I know, all while allowing one to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. I love that EJ has something so soft and wonderful to wear to bed at night. Also, our longies have a double layer of wool, with a heartier wool in the soaker area sewn right in to the inside. We have used these longies for a couple weeks now and we have never had a leak or compression wetness. The fit is perfect on my hard to fit toddler. EJ has short legs, chubby thighs, and a 19 inch waist and she was able to send us something that fits like a glove! Another thing about Amanda's shop is that she strives to make wool affordable for all. Almost all of her wool in under $20 so there is something for everyone. Her what she says:
"One of my main goals in making my diaper covers is to make wool affordable so that more people will be willing to try it. I got in to cloth diapering to try to save some money (among other things), so I couldn't justify paying $30 or $40 on one diaper cover--no matter how cute it was! Especially considering how fast babies grow.



I'm lucky enough to have learned to sew as a child, so now I'd like to offer some cute, functional, eco-friendly, well crafted, recycled wool diaper covers to others who might not be able to pick up a pre-loved sweater at a thrift store and turn it into and item of baby-couture. Don't be intimidated by wool, either. It's not hard to care for! "

The best part of all of this, is that Amanda is going to give one of you a wool soaker/longies of your choice. You pick the size, let her know if you have a boy or girl, and whether you want a soaker or longies and she will do the rest!
All you have to do is be a public follower of this blog, visit Flora Gayle and leave a comment letting me know what item is your favorite!

For extra entries: (leave a separate comment for each)
1. Follow me on Twitter
2. Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link (can be done daily)
3. Blog about this giveaway (leave me the link)
4. Have the cool cloth button on your blog

Giveaway will end November 12/31/2010 at 12pm and the winner will be announced 1/2/2011 at 12pm. Good Luck!

52 comments:

Shipman's Place said...

I love the camo soaker (of course)

Shipman's Place said...

I follow your blog

Shipman's Place said...

I follow you on twitter
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Shipman's Place said...

I have your button on my blog as well

Laura said...

I like the camo soaker too - And my sister would love it!

Laura said...

I follow your blog!

Laura said...

And I follow you on Twitter (@les852)

Sarah J. said...

I like the reversible wool soaker.
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Allison said...

Love the reversible wool soaker with all the trees on the bum!
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Allison said...

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Allison said...

follow the blog :)
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babs said...

I love the reversible fall soaker! Cute!

orangefukurou said...

follow your blog publicly
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I like the Reversible Wool Soaker

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orangefukurou said...

follow you on twitter
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orangefukurou said...

I have your event button
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Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I am a new public follower of this blog who is totally intimidated by wool care. I like the Flora Gayle orange Recycled Wool Longies Diaper Cover

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I follow you on Twitter @Mommy2Marlie

Tara said...

I like the Recycled Wool Shorties or Capris Diaper Cover - M/L - Green Stripe
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Tara said...

follow on twitter @curious_kitty
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pinkveganmiso said...

I like the recycled wool shorties

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Katie said...

we are all about monkeys at our house so that sock monkey cover is soo cute!
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Katie said...

I follow your blog
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scriswell said...

Blog follower and I like the Reversible Wool Soaker - XLarge - Merino Wool
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girlforgotten81 said...

I follow, and I love the L sock monkey soaker!

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Tina Deanette Gower said...

I like the reversible one with the trees!
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Kait said...

the recycled wool sock monkey is my fav!

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Kait said...

I follow you on twitter (kpicco)

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Kait said...

I just tweeted the giveaway (http://twitter.com/#!/kpicco)

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Heather said...

Follow you! I love the sock monkey soaker :)

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Attila & Tamara said...

I publicly follow your blog. I love the Recycled Wool Shorties or Capris Diaper Cover - M/L - Green Stripe!

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Attila & Tamara said...

I follow you on Twitter

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Claude said...

I follow via GFC.
I LOVE the Reversible Wool Soaker with the trees and the bird!

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Thanks for the chance to win!

Claude said...

I follow you on twitter as @claudecampeau

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Thanks for the chance to win!

Claude said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/claudecampeau/status/19435099372126208

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Thanks for the chance to win!

Ashley said...

-Follow you on GFC! (Ashley R)
-I love the Newborn Soaker and Fitted Diaper Combo!
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Ashley said...

Follow you on twitter! (@reynoldsmom)
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Ashley said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/reynoldsmom/status/20294342329503744
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Katie S said...

I'm following your blog via Google Friend Connect and my favorite item at Flora Gayle's is the Sock Monkey soaker! Thanks

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Katie S said...

I'm following you on Twitter (@katie0stewart)

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Ashley said...

Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/reynoldsmom/status/20520345479946240
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Kristin said...

my favorite is the sock monkey soaker
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Kristin said...

following you on twitter
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Libby said...

I like the reversible tree diaper. GFC follower

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Libby said...

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Ashley said...

Daily Tweet! http://twitter.com/reynoldsmom/status/20890277635948545
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Heaventaste said...

I visited FloraGayle on Etsy and I love her teething necklaces! I want to try one!

I am also following your blog via GFC (heaventaste)

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